Period
to 26 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Security (InfoSec)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 112 90
Rank change year-on-year +43 -22 +34
Contract jobs citing Information Security 106 46 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.64% 1.20% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.12% 1.46% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 35 52
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% -7.50%
10th Percentile £333 £385 £363
90th Percentile £625 £620 £567
South East median daily rate £511 £470 £463
% change year-on-year +8.78% +1.62% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £60.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% - -
South East median hourly rate £13.82 £43.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year -67.86% -18.10% +169.23%

Information Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,394 3,150 4,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.51% 82.33% 80.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,707 1,517 2,124
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £250
90th Percentile £597 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 118 129
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.73% -7.69% -24.59%
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.00 £9.85
90th Percentile £46.95 £55.00 £55.13
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year -4.44% -17.43% +26.45%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Berkshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Security in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Berkshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Berkshire over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Berkshire

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Berkshire

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 26 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +5 24 £400 -20.00% 14
Maidenhead +8 13 £588 +46.88% 1
Newbury -10 10 £470 -
Slough - 5 £625 - 1
Bracknell +1 3 £588 - 3
Information Security
South East

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 46 (43.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (42.45%) CISSP
3 30 (28.30%) Data Protection
4 29 (27.36%) Risk Assessment
5 28 (26.42%) CISM
6 27 (25.47%) Risk Management
7 25 (23.58%) GDPR
8 24 (22.64%) Telecoms
9 23 (21.70%) PCI DSS
10 20 (18.87%) SIEM
10 20 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (17.92%) Project Management
12 18 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (16.04%) Legal
14 16 (15.09%) GAP Analysis
15 15 (14.15%) Security Management
15 15 (14.15%) Security Architecture
16 14 (13.21%) Data Mapping
17 13 (12.26%) Degree
17 13 (12.26%) Data Protection Act
17 13 (12.26%) Cybersecurity
18 12 (11.32%) Business Process Mapping
18 12 (11.32%) COBIT
18 12 (11.32%) Requirements Engineering
18 12 (11.32%) CISA
18 12 (11.32%) Data Management
18 12 (11.32%) Penetration Testing
18 12 (11.32%) Business Analysis
19 11 (10.38%) Management Information System
19 11 (10.38%) NetIQ

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.83%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.55%) Intranet
2 5 (4.72%) Firewall
2 5 (4.72%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (4.72%) Network Security
3 4 (3.77%) 2G
3 4 (3.77%) 3G
3 4 (3.77%) 4G
3 4 (3.77%) MPLS
4 3 (2.83%) SCCP
5 2 (1.89%) Internet
5 2 (1.89%) VLAN
5 2 (1.89%) VoIP
5 2 (1.89%) WAN
6 1 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.94%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (0.94%) DMZ
6 1 (0.94%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.94%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.94%) SSL
6 1 (0.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.89%) Star Schema
2 1 (0.94%) MS Access
2 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 24 (22.64%) Telecoms
2 17 (16.04%) Legal
3 7 (6.60%) Finance
4 6 (5.66%) Retail
5 4 (3.77%) Marketing
6 3 (2.83%) Banking
6 3 (2.83%) Billing
6 3 (2.83%) Publishing
7 1 (0.94%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 24 (22.64%) Consultant
2 23 (21.70%) Analyst
3 15 (14.15%) Security Consultant
4 14 (13.21%) Business Analyst
5 12 (11.32%) Project Manager
5 12 (11.32%) Security Engineer
6 10 (9.43%) Security Analyst
7 9 (8.49%) Architect
7 9 (8.49%) GDPR Business Analyst
7 9 (8.49%) Security Architect
7 9 (8.49%) Security Specialist
8 8 (7.55%) IT Engineer
8 8 (7.55%) IT Security Engineer
8 8 (7.55%) Security Manager
9 6 (5.66%) Information Security Consultant
9 6 (5.66%) Information Security Manager
9 6 (5.66%) Security Project Manager
10 5 (4.72%) Information Manager
10 5 (4.72%) Information Security Project Manager
10 5 (4.72%) SIEM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.77%) Regular Expression
1 4 (3.77%) Web Services
2 3 (2.83%) OAuth
2 3 (2.83%) OAuth2
2 3 (2.83%) OpenID
2 3 (2.83%) XACML
3 1 (0.94%) .NET
3 1 (0.94%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.94%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.26%) Data Protection Act
3 11 (10.38%) Management Information System
4 10 (9.43%) CESG
5 5 (4.72%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (3.77%) PMI
6 4 (3.77%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.83%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.83%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.83%) SCADA
7 3 (2.83%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.89%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.89%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.89%) Social Media
9 1 (0.94%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.43%) Windows
2 6 (5.66%) Linux
2 6 (5.66%) Unix
3 4 (3.77%) Solaris
4 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (28.30%) Data Protection
2 29 (27.36%) Risk Assessment
3 27 (25.47%) Risk Management
4 20 (18.87%) SIEM
5 19 (17.92%) Project Management
6 18 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (15.09%) GAP Analysis
8 15 (14.15%) Security Architecture
8 15 (14.15%) Security Management
9 14 (13.21%) Data Mapping
10 13 (12.26%) Cybersecurity
11 12 (11.32%) Business Analysis
11 12 (11.32%) Business Process Mapping
11 12 (11.32%) Data Management
11 12 (11.32%) Penetration Testing
11 12 (11.32%) Requirements Engineering
12 9 (8.49%) Business Continuity
12 9 (8.49%) Security Operations
12 9 (8.49%) Service Management
13 8 (7.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.89%) C
2 1 (0.94%) C#
2 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 45 (42.45%) CISSP
2 28 (26.42%) CISM
3 13 (12.26%) Degree
4 12 (11.32%) CISA
5 9 (8.49%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 7 (6.60%) CompTIA Security+
7 6 (5.66%) PMI Certification
8 5 (4.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 5 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (3.77%) PCI QSA
10 3 (2.83%) CCSP
10 3 (2.83%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (2.83%) GIAC
10 3 (2.83%) SANS
10 3 (2.83%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.89%) CEH
11 2 (1.89%) CREST Certified
11 2 (1.89%) ISEB
11 2 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (43.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (23.58%) GDPR
3 23 (21.70%) PCI DSS
4 12 (11.32%) COBIT
5 5 (4.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (3.77%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (1.89%) PMO
8 1 (0.94%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.94%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.94%) ISO 31000
8 1 (0.94%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.94%) Docker
2 1 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.94%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.94%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (0.94%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (10.38%) NetIQ
2 4 (3.77%) ArcSight
2 4 (3.77%) Cisco
3 3 (2.83%) CheckPoint
3 3 (2.83%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.83%) Ping Identity
3 3 (2.83%) SAP
3 3 (2.83%) Twobo
4 2 (1.89%) F5
4 2 (1.89%) Splunk
5 1 (0.94%) Blue Coat
5 1 (0.94%) Brocade
5 1 (0.94%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.94%) Juniper
5 1 (0.94%) Palo Alto
5 1 (0.94%) VMware